Contemplative Bible Reading

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January 14th, 2018 · No Comments

Genesis 37:26-27a (New Living Translation)

26 Judah said to his brothers, “What will we gain by killing our brother? … 27 let’s sell him to those Ishmaelite traders.

What gain is there in murdering our brother? Let’s sell him instead. At least that brings us some spending money.

What? Well, at least they were…No, this is awful. Already set on murder, they now think of slavery. There is money in slavery. There is no money in murder.

This reminds me of those hypothetical questions, which is worse…and this is followed by two illegal, immoral, unethical, etc. alternatives. The alternatives are both wrong. There is no better or worse between them. Don’t even think about that for a second.

Psalm 37:27 Depart from evil, and do good; (American Standard Version)

Pretty simple. What went wrong with the Joseph’s brothers? What goes wrong with us today?

Tags: Genesis · Old Testament

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